Impact of Donald Trump’s decision to ban Muslim countries


The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events and/ or publicly available information. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.

Devan Goyal, MBA 2016-18, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur

The case of Muslim ban by Donald Trump bars citizens of seven Muslim majority countries for entering the US for the period of 90 days. It also suspends the United States refugee system for a period of 120 days. According to MR Trump his decision will help keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the US. The countries which are effected are Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Iraq.

I believe that the decision taken by trump will benefit less to US than it will raise harms to the innocent people. There are many people those who will be effected. For ex people who were out of US are not given permission to enter US. Their whole life style stays impacted. Moreover IT industries will also be impacted as employees who are sent for onsite works will have to return back. There is US Syrian refugee program that gave accommodation to 12486 Syrians in 2016. They have reduced the cap on the total number of refugees
from 1, 10,000 to 50,000.

Also it has violated many laws that includes giving preference to Christian refugees over Muslim refugees. The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 says there should be ban of discrimination against immigrants on the basis of national origin. Mr Trump is violating this act also. It also violates the first amendment on freedom of religion.

So at last to pen off, I think the decision taken by Donald Trump seems to have lot of sufferings. The benefit out of it is not visible as of now. It will ultimately disturb the relations of US with the other countries.



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